Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by GreatZimkogway, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic

    Jul 21, 2009
    United States

    I've seen critics call it one of the best TV shows made, and funnily enough, I agree. Not the best, but pretty damn good. It's got excellent character development, each season has a major "plot" that's resolved, usually, by the end of that season. Heck, we even have, as they call it, "sexual tension".

    What's everyone elses thoughts on this excellent crime "solving" series?
  2. CasperH

    CasperH Newbie

    A friend of mine is crazy about this show... Kinda annoying [​IMG]
    Everytime he asks, have you watched NCIS the other night
  3. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    My friend loves it and I've seen a few episodes that he watches. I don't like it. It's just CSI with less character and more shooting, personally. With CSI, each character has their flaws. They don't really highlight that here, well, not from the few episodes I've seen. It's not a bad show by any means, but it's just not something I'd get into.
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    One of the very few crime shows to survive in my TV watching post "the wire".
  5. Pyrofyr

    Pyrofyr GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 24, 2008
    United States
    It's a good show, but considering the amount of similar shows, it's not spectacular. Especially when you consider it's going the way of shows like CSI that have to have like 20 spinoffs with the same name. "OH YEAH ITS IN THIS CITY NOW, WITH A DIFFERENT CAST THATS JUST AS QUIRKY!"

    In NCIS the only time those come up when they're doing some sort of mini-series on that specific person like when they go on about (holy shit I forgot his name and had to imdb it) Gibbs time in Mexico, when they do the ship thing, Ziva's brother (cool one), McGee being an author (a bad one although famous), Abby's ridiculous obsessions and terrible choice of boyfriends.

    Overall they're generic flaws, but everything about this 'scene' in TV these days are generic, it's just "Get a list of flaws, strengths and personalities and use a random number generator", then they just build the character (loosely) and commit to it along the way.
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